Notable Screenwriters

by The-Ambassador | created - 30 Jul 2015 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

1. J. Michael Straczynski

Writer | Babylon 5

J. Michael Straczynski was born on July 17, 1954 in Paterson, New Jersey, USA as Joseph Michael Straczynski. He is a writer and producer, known for Babylon 5 (1994), Changeling (2008) and Jeremiah (2002).

2. John Pielmeier

Writer | The Pillars of the Earth

John Pielmeier was born on February 23, 1949 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for The Pillars of the Earth (2010), Agnes of God (1985) and Living with the Dead (2002).

3. Dan Bush

Writer | The Signal

Dan Bush is a writer and director, known for The Signal (2007), The Reconstruction of William Zero (2014) and The Vault (2017).

4. Sean Mullin

Producer | Amira & Sam

Sean Mullin is an award-winning filmmaker who holds an MFA in Film Directing from Columbia University and a B.S. from The United States Military Academy at West Point.

As a writer/director, his short films - Sadiq, Man is a Bridge, and The 14th Morning - have won numerous awards and played at film ...

5. Amy Schumer

Writer | Trainwreck

Amy Schumer was born on June 1, 1981 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Amy Beth Schumer. She is a writer and actress, known for Trainwreck (2015), Inside Amy Schumer (2013) and I Feel Pretty (2018). She has been married to Chris Fischer since February 13, 2018.

6. Judd Apatow

Producer | Girls

Judd Apatow was born on December 6, 1967 in Syosset, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Girls (2012), Knocked Up (2007) and The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005). He has been married to Leslie Mann since June 9, 1997. They have two children.

7. Algerita Wynn

Actress | The Comedy Get Down

Algerita Wynn was born on February 5, 1966 in Houston, Texas, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for The Comedy Get Down (2017), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013) and Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011).

8. Mike Cahill

Editor | Another Earth

Mike Cahill was born on July 5, 1979 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He is known for his work on Another Earth (2011), I Origins (2014) and Doctors.

9. Brit Marling

Actress | Another Earth

Brit Heyworth Marling was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Heidi (Johnson) and John Marling, both of whom work in real estate. She graduated from Georgetown University, with a bachelor's in economics, and was offered a job with Goldman Sachs, which she turned down in favour of a career as an artist.

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10. Leslye Headland

Writer | Bachelorette

Leslye Headland was born on November 26, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Leslye Ann Headland. She is a writer and director, known for Bachelorette (2012), Sleeping with Other People (2015) and Heathers (2018). She has been married to Rebecca Henderson since September 18, 2016.

11. Mark L. Smith

Writer | The Revenant

Mark L. Smith is a writer and producer, known for The Revenant (2015), Vacancy (2007) and Séance (2006).

12. Jared P. Scott

Producer | Requiem for the American Dream

Jared P. Scott is an Emmy® nominated writer/director, award-winning filmmaker, and NYTimes Bestseller.

Jared recently wrote, directed, and produced THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES (2016/17) - an investigation of climate change and US national security - nominated for an Emmy® for Outstanding Politics and ...

13. Matt Duffer

Writer | Stranger Things

Matt Duffer was born as Matthew C. Duffer. He is a writer and producer, known for Stranger Things (2016), We All Fall Down (2005) and Wayward Pines (2015).

14. Seth Rogen

Actor | This Is the End

An actor, comedian and writer, Seth Rogen has come a long way from doing stand-up comedy as a teen.

Rogen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Sandy (Belogus), a social worker, and Mark Rogen, who worked for non-profits. His father is American-born and his mother is Canadian. He is of Russian...

15. Aziz Ansari

Actor | Parks and Recreation

Aziz Ansari was born in Columbia, South Carolina, to Fatima, a medical office worker, and Shoukath, a gastroenterologist. His family is from Tamil Nadu, India. He graduated from NYU as a business major in 2004. He graduated from the South Carolina Governor's School for Math and Science in ...

16. Kelvin Yu

Producer | Bob's Burgers

Kelvin Yu is a producer and writer, known for Bob's Burgers (2011), Grandma's Boy (2006) and Cloverfield (2008).

17. Warren Beatty

Actor | Reds

Since starring in his first film, Splendor in the Grass (1961), Warren Beatty has been said to have demonstrated a greater longevity in movies than any actor of his generation. Few people have taken so many responsibilities for all phases of the production of films as producer, director, writer, ...

18. Adela Rogers St. Johns

Writer | What Price Hollywood?

Adela Rogers St. Johns was born Nora Adela Rogers on May 20, 1894 in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of legendary criminal defense attorney Earl Rogers, a brilliant barrister who drank himself to death at an early age. Lionel Barrymore won a Best Actor Oscar playing a mouthpiece based on her ...

19. Åke Lindman

Actor | Tuntematon sotilas

Åke Lindman was a very skilled football player and played in the Finnish national team, he was offered a contract by the English Premier League team Swindon in the 60s but he turned it down and chose to become an actor.

20. Martin Scorsese

Director | Taxi Driver

Martin Charles Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York City, to Catherine Scorsese (née Cappa) and Charles Scorsese, who both worked in Manhattan's garment district, and whose families both came from Palermo, Sicily. He was raised in the neighborhood of Little Italy, which later ...

21. Jason Reitman

Producer | Up in the Air

Jason Reitman was born on October 19, 1977 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is a producer and director, known for Up in the Air (2009), Thank You for Smoking (2005) and Juno (2007). He was previously married to Michele Lee.

22. Chris Weitz

Writer | About a Boy

Chris Weitz was born on November 30, 1969 in New York City, New York, USA as Christopher John Weitz. He is a producer and writer, known for About a Boy (2002), The Golden Compass (2007) and Rogue One (2016). He has been married to Mercedes Martinez since 2006. They have one child.

23. Bonnie Hunt

Actress | Jumanji

Bonnie Hunt was born on September 22, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Bonnie Lynn Hunt. She is a producer and writer, known for Jumanji (1995), Return to Me (2000) and The Green Mile (1999). She was previously married to John Murphy.

24. Victor Levin

Producer | Mad About You

Son of Judith Levin and Dr. Stanley Levin of Jamesburg, N.J. His father, a dentist, practiced in New City, N.Y.

25. Colin Patrick Lynch

Actor | Terminator 2: Judgment Day

An actor, writer, and director, Lynch has won numerous awards for his work, including the Natalie Wood Award for Acting and a Dramalogue Award for Playwriting. Lynch's play, One-Eyed Jacks & Suicide Kings, was an ACTF Regional Finalist and a recipient of a Dramalogue Award for its Beverly HIlls ...



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